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Prominent Insider Refutes Surprising Chris Petersen Report

Chris Petersen College Football

A report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday tied former Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen to the coaching vacancy at UNLV. Petersen, the Review-Journal wrote, was "in the running" to replace the fired Marcus Arroyo. 

Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, however, reported otherwise. In a Monday tweet, the college football authority tweeted: "There is no truth to the report that former Washington and Boise State head coach Chris Petersen is involved in the UNLV coaching search or is a real candidate for that vacancy, per source."

If Petersen remains sidelined from college head coaching, his cumulative record will remain an impressive 147-38 between tenures with the Boise State Broncos and Huskies. In his most recent season as head coach, Petersen's Huskies went 8-5 before winning the Las Vegas Bowl. 

While Feldman's above tweet homed in on Petersen, the reporter had insight on Orgeron as well. Feldman said he spoke to the former LSU Tigers coach, and Orgeron denied having interest in the role. 

"Just spoke to Ed Orgeron," Feldman tweeted. "He’s not involved in the UNLV coaching search nor has heard from anyone there, and he told me he has no interest in the job."